First Avenue Photography
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High quality professional wedding photography for Bristol, Somerset and Gloucestershire.
Products and Services
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on DVD
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-wedding Venue Visit
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Reportage / Documentary
Pricing & Costs
- Thank you for having a look at my photography. My background as a press photographer since 1992 has given my me the the edge of reportage and candid photography my wedding clients love. I work unobtrusively, always ensuring I am present for the photos that matter and make memories. Please feel free to contact me for a no-obligation call/meeting, where I can show you a complete album and talk through your requirements.
ExperienceYear Business Was Established1992No. Of Weddings HostedMore than 50No. Of People In Team1Public Liability InsuranceYes
Location & Contact Details
What is your most memorable wedding?
A Morris dancer's wedding - the bride and groom came from different Morris dancing families and there was a 'Morris dance-off' at the reception!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
warm, happy, unobtrusive, relaxed, on-point.
What about your business are you most proud of?
That my clients are happy and love their photos.
What is your No.1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Always ask a photographer's whole wedding. It's good to see the photographer's best photos on a website, but a whole wedding can give a couple more of an idea of their own final wedding photos.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
The bride and groom gave their guests a packet of seeds each as wedding favours, so that when planted, each guests would have flowers the next year as a celebration of that special day.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Usually firstly by email and, if we live close enough, a meeting to show them previous weddings. If they decide to book with me, I ask them to consider any particular photos they would like me to take for them, groups, etc, so that on the day I can take control of the photography and all they have to think about is enjoying their day.
What is the No.1 photo that you think every couple should take?
The first kiss
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
At the couple's favourite ice-cream van.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
An indoor space is always good, although some complementary umbrellas can make for fun, outdoor photos.
Describe how you got into photography.
After completing my degree in Media and Design in Portsmouth, I knew I just wanted to be a press photographer. I began freelancing on the Portsmouth News and with various new agencies across the UK for 2 years, which gave me the foundation for my career. I took myself to Sheffield and received a Distinction by the National Council for the Training of Journalists in Press Photography. After that I worked on various regional newspapers, moving to Bristol in 1998 where I worked on the Bristol Post for 14 years. I set up my current photography business in 2012.
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